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So, Another Day Of Jitters At S6

So, Another Day Of Jitters At S6

'D-Day Tuesday' has come and gone for the Owls with no conclusion to a much-needed takeover. So it's another day of nail-biting for Wednesdayites as the club goes to court.

If anything, today, Wednesday of all days, is even more crucial for our grand old club than yesterday, and anything before it.

Our club's fate is in the hands of a High Court judge, who will decide whether to allow Wednesday fourteen more days to complete a takeover deal, or be wound up.

Tuesday's decision by the club, to ask for a two-week adjournment over a hearing for £600,000 in unpaid tax, rather than take one of the two expected routes of completing a takeover or being plunged into administration, is a very risky one to take.

One would hope that someone at Hillsborough has some inside knowledge, a great understanding of how the courts operate, or a brilliant way with words in convincing the judge that the club WILL have a buyer within the next two weeks.

If not, and the judge decides against granting the Owls a court adjournment, a winding up order could be seen as the only option.

Professional football clubs have been in similar positions before, but one of the 'main players' in English football has yet to be wound up.

It could be seen as a positive sign for Wednesday, but it could also be seen as a bad sign, too.

One day one of the so-called bigger clubs in England is going to fold under similar circumstances, whether that be in weeks, months or years, and Wednesdayites everywhere will be crossing everything they can that it isn't the Owls.

Portsmouth were reported to be on the brink not so long ago, Crystal Palace before that, and now Wednesday.

Today is a massive day for the club, and come lunchtime we should find out just what the future holds, if any, for the Owls.

Another two weeks of rumoured interest and false reports won't be too appealing for Wednesday fans, but it's certainly better than the alternative.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday November 17 2010
Time: 7:00AM

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So we didnt get the promised statement by the end of play yesterday, the longer it goes without on the more angry i get. How dare these fecking idiots keep us in the quiet on one of the biggest days in our great history. How dare they treat us with such contempt in a situation like this. They are scum who only care about themselves and give no thought to us supporters who continue to pay and support the team through the good and bad times, especially over the last decade where lets be honest, mainly bad. Good riddence one way or another its nearly over and we can get a new board in which might show us the respect we deserve. Im not asking for the board to treat us like royalty, just keep the support in the loop......feck off you scumbags.
DEZZYP
17/11/2010 09:59:00
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In all fairness to the club, I think they had more important issues to deal with other than post a statement on the OS. There was also no formal indication/promise from the club regarding a statement, only rumours as such. There was a media briefing which most of us have heard/gotten wind of or read the details on here. I am with you in saying good ridance to the club, but I imagine that NP, HW and the co-op were the ones involved in most of yesterdays discussions and negotiations, and that much of the rest of the board were kept out of the loop (with the exception of MW). Only an hour or so to go until the hearing. I'm trying to stay positive, and whilst I still think it is a very risky strategy I do believe, as a number have said on these forums, that the previous precedents of adjournements should hold us in good stead. UTO!!
casowl
17/11/2010 10:20:00
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No, no fairness to the club at all, you might appreciate silence from the club but not everybody does. If they can find the time to post details on our tickets for the jpt game at carlise, they can take less than 2 minutes to give a very short,brief statement, thats all it would take. And what's the final verdict? the predicted cap in hand approach yet again begging for more time.
DEZZYP
17/11/2010 10:28:00
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They did release a statement you burk, the statement was detailing how they are going to ask for a two-week adjournment to try and settle a deal!
10goalpayne
17/11/2010 10:40:00
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10goalpayne, funny that is, it's not on the website. Dont confuse yourself lad, it was widely reported we would ask for more time, but thats not a statement from the club is it.......go back to sleep.
DEZZYP
17/11/2010 11:01:00
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starting to get nervous now another half hour to go hope we can have some sort of deal to stop admin what i'd give to walk into the board room and wipe the smug smile of some of those *****ers faces money grabbing *****s !
retfordowl1867
17/11/2010 11:10:00
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The releases about tickets will have been pre-planned announcements that require no additional authorisation to publish. I'm not happy about this and a lot of other things, but a statement telling us what we already know isn't going to change a lot. I'm more worried about today's outcome, and I'm sure HW was more worried about continued negotiations into the night, than a statement. I honestly don't think the club are trying to hoodwink us here. Just a case of not enough bodies with only NP and HW at the helm to ensure that things get done the right way.
casowl
17/11/2010 11:33:00
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